Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, December 7
Dec. 8, 2008
Seminoles Stop Gators, 57-55
Ryan Reid scored four of his 13 points in the final 1:20 to lead the Seminoles to the 57-55 victory over the Gators (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 23 AP).
Florida's Dan Werner missed a 3-point shot at the buzzer and the Seminoles, who were coming off their first loss of the season, had a chance to celebrate at home. Jordan DeMercy had a career-high 12 points and 7-foot-1 Solomon Alabi added 11 for the Seminoles.
Milbourne, Vasquez Lead Terps to BB&T Win
Greivis Vasquez added 17 points and 11 rebounds for Maryland, which ended a four-game losing streak in the tournament. It was Vasquez's second straight double-double, as he had 23 points and a dozen rebounds Wednesday in the Terps' victory over Michigan.
Adrian Bowie had 17 points and Eric Hayes had 13 for Maryland, now 6-2 after winning two straight following back-to-back losses to ranked opponents.
Milbourne also finished with a career-high eight rebounds and tied a career-high with four blocked shots in a stellar all-around performance.
Hokies use strong second half to down Navy, 79-70
Navy, now 7-2 overall, was led by Kaleo Kina, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Adam Teague came off the bench to add 18 points.
Virginia Tech used strong second half shooting from the field and the line to defeat Navy, 79-70 in the opening game of the 14th Annual BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center on Sunday evening in Washington, D.C.
The Hokies, now 5-3 overall, trailed 34-28 at the intermission, but opened the second half on a 23-4 run and never trailed again. Navy was able to cut the lead to 73-69 with 39 seconds remaining, but Tech made six-of-six free throws at the end to secure the win. In all, the Hokies made their last 16 free throw attempts, were 19-of 22 free throws in the second half and 29-of-34 for the game. Tech also hit 15-of-24 field goals in the second half.
Clemson Wins Comeback Against Liberty
Rivers , who was also 4-for-8 from beyond the arc, completed a double-double by grabbing 11 rebounds. Trevor Booker scored 18, had eight rebounds and tallied four blocks for the Tigers (9-0). Terrence Oglesby chipped in with 12 points for Clemson, who rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit for the victory.
Seth Curry led the Flames (6-2) with 24 points, Kyle Ohman added 15, Anthony Smith scored 12 and Jesse Sanders chipped in 10. Curry was 6-for-9 on 3-pointers.